The shocking death of Savita Halappanavar forced Irish gynaecologists and obstetricians to go public about the fact that the abortion ban in the Constitution, and the failure of successive governments to legislate for abortion as required by the X-case judgment, had left doctors in a legislative no-man’s-land

When I had my baby in 1983, one of the brilliant nurses in the maternity hospital came along three days later and sat on the side of my bed. “Now,” sh(...)

Praveen Halappanavar husband of Savita Halappanavar who died following a miscarriage in the Galway University Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sunday 21st October 2012: Savita Halappanavar (31), who is 17 weeks’ pregnant, has been experiencing severe back-pain overnight at home in Roscam, (...)

Mahadevi and Andanappa Yalagi, parents of Savita Halappanavar, hold her portrait as their house in Belgaum in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

The parents of Savita Halappanavar have described the HSE report into her death as “a whitewash”. And they say the Government’s proposed legislation o(...)

Savita Halappanavar: died at Galway University Hospital in October 2013.

Sunday October 21st:AM: Savita Halappanavar – 17 weeks pregnant – experiences back pain at her home and attends Galway University Hospital. Doctors wo(...)

Praveen Halappanavar with his solicitor Gerard O'Donnell and his friend Dr Chalikonda V Prasad (left) at Galway County Hall after the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar concluded. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A finding of medical misadventure was probably about as much as Praveen Halappanavar could have expected from the inquest into his wife Savita’(...)

Dr. Peter Boylan arriving at Galway County Hall for the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Savita Halappanavar would probably be alive today if she had been given a termination of her pregnancy when she requested it, the former master(...)

 Praveen Halappanavar at the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar in Galway  yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Praveen Halappanavar, husband of the late Savita Halappanavar, is not attending her inquest today as he has found the hearings this week extrem(...)

Ann Maria Burke: the draft statement submitted by the midwife manager makes no reference to her making the remark, The Irish Times understands.  Photograph: Eric Luke

None of the statements made by staff at Galway University Hospital to the inquest into Savita Halappanavar’s death cont(...)

Savita Halappanavar, who was found to be miscarrying, died of septicaemia at Galway University Hospital on October 28th

Sunday October 21st, 2012 (...)

Praveen Halappanavar has spoken of his relief that the truth about his wife Savita’s death is finally emerging at the inquest into her death in(...)

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